Modern Jewish Thinkers: From Mendelssohn to Rosenzweig - Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah (Paperback)Gershon Greenberg (author)
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Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Number of pages: 450
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
"Greenberg offers an exceptional anthology of carefully selected, well-organized, well-introduced German Jewish and Hebrew texts. Masterfully translated, concisely commented upon, and richly annotated, these texts effectively widen English readers' cognitive horizon by providing clear translations of seminal writings . . . [which] previously have been largely unavailable in English. Their availability should help restructure the way modern Jewish philosophy is taught and stimulate new research. Greenberg gives voice to the magnanimous expression of these unfortunately too-often-neglected texts, preventing them from entering oblivion for the English-speaking academy. This anthology may serve as a crucial key for recovering what Maimonides refers to as the many branches of science cultivated by the ancient Hebrews and transmitted orally but neglected in the course of history in consequence of tyranny. The book will be indispensible for scholars, students, and laypeople pursing Jewish studies but also of interest to those pursuing philosophy in general. Highly recommended."--D. B. Levvy, Touro College, Lander College for Women "CHOICE (November 2011) "
"Modern Jewish Thinkers is a quintessential anthology, literally a "gathering of flowers" from the garden of modern Jewish thought. Greenberg has selected and translated from German and Hebrew an array of the most seminal texts, hitherto largely unavailable in English, which exemplify various trajectories of Jewish theological encounter with the challenge of modern philosophical culture. This richly annotated source book will surely be indispensable for scholars and students alike."--Paul Mendes-Flohr, Professor of Modern Jewish Thought, Divinity School, The University of Chicago; Professor Emeritus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem